Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been dominating news headlines lately for their surprise exit from the royal household in order to “work to become financially independent”. In an official statement by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the mentioned how they wanted to provide their family “with the space to focus on the next chapter”.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Reports have pointed out that this drastic decision made by the duo maybe because of the alleged racism that Markle faced by members of the household as well as the press.
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This evening, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual #WellChildAwards in London. WellChild aims to ensure every child and young person living with serious health needs has the best chance to thrive with the support and medical care needed in the comfort of their own home. The Duke of Sussex became Patron of WellChild in 2007, and last year both The Duke and Duchess attended the awards to honour the children and families that WellChild supports. The Duke, who first came to these awards over a decade ago, shared in his remarks tonight: “Last year when my wife and I attended we knew we were expecting our first child – no one else did at the time, but we did – and I remember squeezing Meghan’s hand so tightly during the awards, both of us thinking what it would be like to be parents one day, and more so, what it would be like to do everything we could to protect and help our child should they be born with immediate challenges or become unwell over time. And now, as parents, being here and speaking to all of you pulls at my heart strings in a way I could have never understood until I had a child of my own.” • To find out more about tonight’s event and how you can support this very special organisation, please visit @WellChild Photos ©️ PA images
However, a video of an elderly woman’s opinion on Meghan Markle’s exit from the royal household has been going viral on the internet, reports India Today.
Here’s what she says:
“Meghan ne bohot accha kiya hai. Royal family hai toh kya hua. Har insaan ki izzat honi chahiye. Iske liye aurat ko himmat chahiye. Kisi ka woh kehna na mane – na behen bhaiyon ka, na bachchon ka, aur na miyaan ka. Agar uske sasural ne uske saath kuch kiya hai, then she should get up and decide what she should do. Meghan ne apne saans ko bohot khush kiya hai. Woh apne kabar mein itni khush hai, usne duaayein di hai. Meghan jiti raho. Yehi toh main chahti thi aur main nahi kar saki. Bahut khoobsurat thappad maara hai jiski awaaz mujhe kabar tak sunaayi di hai. Har aurat ko aisa hi karna chahiye. Badtameezi na karein saans ke saath. Baat yeh hai ki rishton ko nibhaana kaise hai.”
This roughly translates to, “Meghan has done the right thing. So what if she belongs to the Royal family? Self-respect is the most important thing. She should not listen to anybody. If her in-laws have done something, then she should get up and decide what she should do. With her decision, Meghan has made her mother-in-law very happy. She must be blessing her and saying that this is what she wanted but couldn’t do.”
Watch the video here:
— Zahra (@southasianaf) January 8, 2020
People on the internet are lauding the elderly woman’s opinion on the issue. While some agreed to her point of view, many sent her love and called her “adorable”. Have a look!
Commenting and retweeting to make your mom viral. My new year gift to your loving mom.
— Sether Riaz (@riazsether) January 9, 2020
I want only her analysis for any news ever
— sanya (@thesanyardigans) January 9, 2020
She’s right tho. pic.twitter.com/CXbpQIDy1h
— dr. feminist snap (@mariamdurrani) January 8, 2020
This is amazing, and she's right. Tell your mom I love her.
— Aisha Sultan (@AishaS) January 8, 2020
she’s so cute omg
— Raveena (@raveena_aurora) January 9, 2020
I love how invested desi moms are in royal family drama
— Durr e Sameen Mirza (@DsMirza) January 9, 2020
Whatever be the reason that motivated the royal couple’s exit, we wish them luck for their future endeavours!